The thrill of the title chase - and the winter sun in Marbella - seems to have energised Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp
, as he appeared even more exuberant than usual in training on Tuesday.
Liverpool are in Spain
for a few days training away from the cold, as they are not in FA Cup
action this weekend.
Klopp placed himself in the centre of the action, riding into training on a bicycle before getting stuck into the session.
Training for Liverpool on Tuesday started with a regular warm up, stretches and core exercises, before they started on their ball-work drills.
At the end of the session, some players had a game of foot-tennis. Rather than stand and observe on the sidelines, Liverpool boss Klopp and his assistant Pepijn Lijnders got involved.
Klopp partnered with Sadio Mane while Lijnders played alongside Roberto Firmino, and the boss took the chance to show his skills as he flicked the ball up with his heel.
The German manager - who spent his entire playing career as a defender with Bundesliga club Mainz - really threw himself into the exercise, and was pictured high-fiving Mane. Lijnders was similarly enthusiastic, and was photographed attempting an overhead kick.
Klopp was also spotted having a chat with Tom Werner, part owner of the football club, who had dropped in during the training session.
Werner is a co-founder of Fenway Sports Group - along with John W. Henry - the group which owns Liverpool FC and Major League Baseball franchise Boston Red Sox.
As well as enjoyment of the session, Klopp's good mood may also have been down to seeing long-term absentee Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain involved in full training with the rest of the squad.
The England midfielder is continuing to work his way back to full fitness following a serious knee injury.
Rhian Brewster, who has also been out for over a year with a major knee injury, was also involved. James Milner, Georginio Wijnaldum and Fabinho were absent.
Liverpool arrived in Marbella on Monday evening and will remain until Friday, as they have no fixture this weekend.
The Reds were knocked out of the FA Cup in the third round by Wolves, which while disappointing for fans does at least give Klopp extra preparation time on the training ground.
Next week they return to Champions League action against Bayern Munich in the round of 16, while the Premier League title race - against Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur - is set to go down to the wire.